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Acceleration is a high-octane novel featuring illegal street racing, mafias, and decisions that accelerate and spin out of control. 

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Shaylynn Hayes

… is a writer, polisci enthusiast, designer, and a firm believer in free speech. She also loves the color pink, the ocean, and flowers. Shaylynn has written for numerous websites, including: Huffpost, POPUGAR, The Mighty, SCREENRANT, and numerous others. Shaylynn’s true love, though, is fiction.

About the book

Acceleration is a high-octane novel featuring illegal street racing, mafias, and decisions that accelerate and spin out of control. Amanda, the ex-cheerleader, is trying to escape an image of herself. Ben, whose broken heart led him to give up and become a drug dealer. Natalie, the savvy mechanic who quietly buries her pain. Jordie, whose debts leave him entangled with the mafia. Brooke, Jordie’s girlfriend, whose clutch is a little too sticky. Then there’s Axel, the self-loathing FBI agent who wants to be anywhere but here. Jared and Edge are two mafia brothers on the verge of a bloody war, both using street racers to do their bidding. Axel is desperately trying to take the brothers down—finally redeeming himself for his failures.Fast cars. Mafia ties. What could go wrong?

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About the characters

I picked model stock-photos of people who look as similar to the characters as I saw them in my head. While these aren’t exact, it’s as close as I could hope for!

Amanda Carlisle

Amanda is an ex-cheerleader who has decided to enter the world of under-ground streetracing. She’s in over her head.

Natalie Rodriguez

Natalie is a mechanic and street racer. Everything would be fine if her ex-boyfriend would stop trying to come back into her life.

Axel Wariloe

Axel is undercover gathering intel about the mafia. He’d rather be anywhere but here.

Jordie Vodheo

Amanda’s high school boyfriend, and an avid street racer.  Jordie’s dug himself in too deep financially with the mob.

Brooke Evans

The opposite of daddy’s little girl. Brooke will do anything for Jordie, even if that means pulling a trigger.